The Progress of Love
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013
Alice Munro, who received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her latest collection of stories, The Love of a Good Woman, is widely acknowledged as a modern master of the short story. In this earlier collection, she demonstrates all of those strengths that have won her so many literary accolades.
A divorced woman returns to her childhood home where she confronts the memory of her parents' confounding yet deep bond. The accidental near-drowning of a child exposes the fragility of the trust between children and parents. A young man, remembering a terrifying childhood incident, wrestles with the responsibility he has always felt for his younger brother. In these and other stories Alice Munro proves once again a sensitive and compassionate chronicler of our times. Drawing us into the most intimate corners of ordinary lives, she reveals much about ourselves, our choices, and our experiences of love.
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THE PROGRESS OF LOVEUser Review - Kirkus
More splendid examples of Munroe's unusual way with the story: how she seems to write about nothing fixed or stable, to pile on specificity upon dense specificity, then have the story resolve movingly ... Read full review
The progress of loveUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A prize-winning Canadian author, Munro has been praised for such works as The Moons of Jupiter ( LJ 5/15/83) and The Beggar Maid ( LJ 10/1/79). Her new collection of 11 stories thoughtfully explores ... Read full review
THE PROGRESS OF LOVE
MONSIEUR LES DEUX CHAPEAUX
MILES CITY MONTANA
THE MOON IN THE ORANGE STREET SKATING RINK
JESSE AND MERIBETH
A QUEER STREAK
CIRCLE OF PRAYER